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Cures For Sweaty Feet
My son often sweats excessively, cold & wet palms and feet. Besides surgery, are there ways of curing it?
Tannic acid soaks: When your feet sweat, it soaks into your socks and shoes. Foot odor is the result of sweat that feast on germs that are already normally on your feet. Wash your feet, dry them well, wear wicking socks; wear sandals; disinfect your shoes; soak your feet in tea bag soaks 2-3x weekly (2 tea bags to a pint of cool water) the tannic acid helps to reduce pore size and has a anti-microbial effect. ...Read more
Smelly Feet: Smelly feet is caused by bacteria that thrive in cool, moist and dark areas. Feet in shoes and socks is a perfect area for bacteria to grow. Keeping the bacteria load down with the use of foot deodorant/antiperspirants that can you can purchase in the supermarket is key. Also changing socks and also spraying your shoes with Lysol a few times a week can also help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
They change color?: Do they change color? Are they cold to touch? The remedy is the correct diagnosis. If you smoke - stop. Dress warmly as central warmth can help improve extremity warmth. When you are evaluated you will be checked for systemic problems like thyroid disease, poor vascular function. Once you are tested including an examination, lab and imaging then a clear diagnosis can help this. ...Read more
Do they feel cold?: There are a variety of causes of cold hands and feet including vascular and metabolic which are my top two. Do they feel cold? Do they change colors? Howq do you warm then up? We woud look first at vascular causes and see how the circulation responds. Also a look at the thyroid function? ...Read more
Sweating: You can't necessarily stop your feet from sweating, but a few things can help. #1--wear socks that have some cotton, #2--your boots need to be breathable--leather or synthetic with some mesh or ventilation. #3--you can bring a change of socks to work. There are other treatments for excessive sweating, but all have issues. See you doctor for more info. ...Read more
EXTREMLY COLD FEET for 10 years(urinate a lot, dripping from nose,..) cracking in joints, EXSESIVE sweating under arms(no sweating if im drunk).Help!
First: question is: do you smoke cigarettes? Smoking can cause coldness in the feet, or Buerger's disease. So if you do smoke, please try to quit using patches etc. Also, when was your last complete blood test and physical exam? You need one every 6 months. Frequesnt urination is a sign of Diabetes. ...Read more
My grandma has bad foot fungus and has diabetes type 2. Is there any home remedies for her foot fungus. It's getting worse.
Fungus/diabetes: Given the potential for problems associated with diabetes, i would be hesitant to try any at home remedies for athletes foot. Evaluation by a podiatrist would be beneficial, not only to help rid the fungal infection, but to ensure that your grandmothers foot does not run into problems in the future. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See answer: The american academy of dermatology recommend: ointments and creams are more effective and less irritating than lotions. Look for a cream or ointment that contains an oil such as olive oil or jojoba oil. Shea butter also works well. Other ingredients that help to soothe dry skin include lactic acid, urea, hyaluronic acid, dimethicone, glycerin, lanolin, mineral oil, and petrolatum. ...Read more
Have horrid burning itchy feet at night. No gout, no neuropathy, no athletes foot. Right foot is worse. Tried epsom, lamisil, (terbinafine) no relief. Dr to see?
Depends: The type of treatment rendered for athelete's foot (foot fungus) depends on the severity and the type of foot fungus it is. There are several types ranging from topical to oral medication. One important thing to remember is no matter what medication is used, it is important to address the environment that the foot is in and avoid re-infection. Don't forget to disinfect socks as well as shoes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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